Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Over 6,000 former pharmacy staff drafted in for COVID-19 emergency

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has given temporary registration to over 6,000 former pharmacy professionals, who can now return to work during the current COVID-19...

BREAKING: Hancock self-isolates after testing positive for coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Twitter on Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms. "Following medical...

BREAKING: PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at Downing Street but would still lead the...

Firefighters to deliver medicine in coronavirus crisis

The United Kingdom will use firefighters to help deliver medicine and food, retrieve dead bodies and drive ambulances as it braces for the looming...

Pre-reg assessments postponed due to COVID-19

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has postponed the upcoming pre-registration assessments due to COVID-19. The regulator will decide to hold the exams, which were due...

My priority as your negotiator is your money, says PSNC’s Simon Dukes

The Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has said that securing a cash injection into community pharmacy was his top priority. During...

‘Game-changer’ antibody test is being validated to fight Covid-19: UK firm

Prototypes of a coronavirus antibody test which could be a game-changer in the fight against the pandemic are being assessed and are ready to...

Pharmacy bodies publish joint guidance to support COVID-19 response

Major trade bodies have come together to prepare a Resilience Guidance to support pharmacy teams in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Published by PSNC,...

UK coronavirus deaths rise to 463, after 43 more in a day

The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has risen to 463 as of Wednesday from 422 on Tuesday, the government said, adding that...

New coronavirus campaign materials available for pharmacies

Public Health England has made available new campaign materials for pharmacies as the government stepped up its media campaign with a new ‘Stay Home,...